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White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Ben Carson says Black people continue to be hardest hit among the most populated cities ahead of the "second wave" of coronavirus infections in the fall.

Carson said the crisis has helped reveal issues of disparity among Black people in the country and that it needs to be approached in a "holistic manner" as the so-called coronavirus "second wave" hits America in the fall.

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Blacks have been hardest hit due to the lack of affordable healthcare insurance and the tendency to lead unhealthy lifestyles.

"This crisis has really shined the light on this disparity issue," Carson said. "We've known about this obviously for decades and people have talked about it and signed on it. We haven't made a lot of progress."

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In unrelated news, Dr. Carson reportedly sold $1 million in stock after a coronavirus meeting on Capitol Hill in March.

The HUD secretary reportedly sold $1 million in Kellogg stock on March 18, likely to avoid a huge financial loss before a volatile Wall Market plunge in March.

Carson served as Kellogg director from 1997 to 2015. He received the stock as part of his benefits package with Kellogg.

Carson disclosed the sale in a transaction form he filed with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics on April 20. Typically, public officials are supposed to disclose such sales within 30 days.

North Carolina Senator Richard Burr stepped down as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee after he allegedly sold stocks to avoid huge financial losses amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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NC Senator Richard Burr has agreed to step down as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee after he allegedly sold stocks to avoid huge financial losses amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Burr faces allegations of insider trading, which is punishable by prison time and stiff fines.

Burr, a member of the Republican Party, is the first to step down after a handful of GOP and Democrat lawmakers were accused of selling stocks during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic in March.

The list of senators under investigation include Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler (GOP), Calif. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Democrat), and Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe (GOP).

The news comes after Burr was served with a warrant to search his cellphone on Wednesday after previously being served with a warrant to access his iCloud account.

Burr and his wife are accused of selling $1.7 million worth of stocks to avoid huge losses before the country was ordered to shut down.

Burr's brother was also accused of selling stocks on the same day.

After inking the richest contract extension in NFL history, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson surprised his offensive linemen with shares of Amazon stock currently worth $12,000 each. That's about 6 shares of stock for each lineman at today's current price ($1,919 for each share).

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Aren't you glad you sold your Facebook stock? Facebook stock plummeted over $11 to $174 a share amid news that a British analytics firm linked to former President Trump advisor David Bannon took data from 50 million Facebook users to target individuals online.

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The Dow Industrials set a new record for the biggest intraday market plunge with a 1,500 point drop on Monday. The stock market lost $4 trillion over 6 days and the Dow wiped out all of its gains for the year.

The so-called FANG tech stocks (Amazon, Google, Netflix and Apple) were among the hardest hit, losing over $90 billion in just a few hours on Monday.

So what triggered the big stock market sell off?

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On Christmas morning, when most wives were busy unwrapping expensive designer handbags and pricey jewelry, Kim Kardashian's husband, Kanye West, bought her $500,000 worth of shares in some of America's top corporations.

On Christmas morning, Kanye surprised his wife with a box of goodies including a Mickey Mouse toy, Apple headphones and a pair of socks.

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Television magnate Oprah Winfrey recently purchased a 10% stake in Weight Watchers. According to USA Today she purchased 6.4 million shares in the company stock with an option to buy 3.5 million more shares.

Oprah saw an immediate return on her investment when the price of Weight Watchers stock spiked Monday on the news that she was a major share holder.

The surge in stock price earned the billionaire a whopping $70 million today!

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Lawmakers and AIDS specialists are protesting the "overnight" increase of a drug that helps to battle parasitic infections in the elderly, infants, and AIDS patients.

The rights to the 62-year-old drug, called Daraprim, was purchased in August by Turing Pharmaceuticals, a small start-up company founded by Martin Shkreli.

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The jokes began writing themselves after Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the much-anticipated iPhone 6 and Apple Watch on Tuesday. Aside from the watch's dated 1980s design, the watch failed to impress stockholders and consumers. Shares of Apple plunged within minutes of the watch's unveiling as Apple shareholders dumped the stock onto the open market.

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The DOW Jones (stock market indicator) plunged 160 points after a bogus tweet sent out from the compromised Associated Press Twitter account announced 2 explosions that inured President Obama at the White House today. The bogus tweet read: "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured."

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